Microsoft (MSFT) is improving their Live Search Mobile with lots of cool new additions. One thing I admire about Microsoft over the other search engine companies is how quickly they are developing on the mobile side.
This has been proved before with their TellMe service, a platform that doesn’t support Microsoft Mobile operating systems yet they are for Blackberries.
Great job Microsofters on the mobile stuff. I believe Google is threatened by Mobile search platforms as it could take away a lot of their ad revenue.
Here’s the new improvements:
Weather By far the most often-requested feature: get current weather conditions and a four-day forecast by clicking the Weather icon.
Web search Search the Web, news, images, and more just by clicking the Web icon.
Increased traffic coverage Piggy-backing on great work done by Live Search Maps, view up-to-the-minute traffic info for more cities, like Dallas, Indianapolis, and Baltimore.
Bluetooth headset support Now you can use the speech recognition feature with your Bluetooth headset (available on select devices).
Map a contact Open up a contact, press Menu, and then press Show On Map to view the contact on a map.
Delete a recent location Simple, yet effective. Click the label showing your current location to display the list of recent locations, scroll to the item you want to delete, press Menu, and then press Delete.
These were the most common asks, but there were also a lot of requests for custom, personalized content. And since the customer is always right, we’ve built a way for you to access the content you care about when you’re on the go.
Collections Looking for pubs that offer WiFi in Seattle? Want to find a dog park in San Francisco? We can help! Search community-generated content such as Virtual Earth Collections and Google KML and find what you’re looking for.
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